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pushed for space
« on: February 06, 2024, 08:44:58 »
Since giving up the plot I am using my garden, cannot use it all so just a few rows of raised beds, alright for small veggies but need more room for squash etc. I have a few potato bags but then I remembered the black buckets, for those not in the know most supermarkets have loads of these for their cut flowers and some even give them to you free. I paid for mine a quid for 20 buckets. Get down to the shops and fill yer boots.


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Re: pushed for space
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2024, 12:09:26 »
Not here Ace but don't forget you can grow your squash bertically to save space and get the fruits up in the sun for better ripening.
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Re: pushed for space
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2024, 12:16:25 »
I grow a few squash vertically. When fruits appear, I support them with old tights. They make great sling supports
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Re: pushed for space
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2024, 12:29:50 »
I found the vertical growing method quite a beneficial way to grow squash.


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Re: pushed for space
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2024, 00:45:51 »
I'm running low on the black buckets that had flowers in, from a supermarket beginning with M. I hope I can get some more this year. Did have some white ones, but they've not lasted long.
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